New "Jeopardy!" King Nets $77G on One Show

Grad student makes bold bet in final round

By Greg Wilson
|  Wednesday, Sep 15, 2010  |  Updated 7:30 AM PDT
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New "Jeopardy!" King Nets $77G on One Show

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A grad student set the single-show record on "Jeopardy!" Tuesday, winning a whopping $77,000 by making a bold wager.

Roger Craig, 33, who attends University of Delaware, broke the old record of $75,000, held by Ken Jennings, who won 74 games in a row six years ago. Jennings got to the record tally  by taking his $47,000 and plunking down $30,000 of it on the Final Jeopardy category "Literary and Movie Title Objects." The clue: "The inspiration for this title object in a novel and a 1957 movie actually spanned the Mae Khlung River."

He came up with the correct answer -- "What is 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'?"

After two days on the show, Craig has earned $114,000.

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